Imja Tse or popularly known as Island Peak is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal is seen as an island in a sea of ice from Dingboche. The summit is interesting and attractive with a highly glaciated west face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. The extension of this ridge descending south-west is the part of the normal route leads to the South Summit. From the summit this interesting Peak all the giant mountains of Everest region can be seen are: Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Amadablam in the south are outstanding.
South East Flank & South-West Ridge
Normally, the base camp is set at Pareshaya Gyab (5,087m), between Imja Tse and the lateral moraine of the Imja Glacier. A well acclimatized in the base camp to gain strength can make the summit and return to the Base Camp in a day. However, most of the climbers establish a High-Camp which helps a safe & absolute ascent. From the base camp the route skirts south east around and base of Imja Tse and climbs steep grassy slopes and small rocky steps. We scramble up on open gully which leads between two ridges to the site of high camp on the left-hand ridge below and to the right of a small hanging glacier (5,280m). From the high camp, the left hand ridge scrambles across the broad open gully. After crossing a gully a steep snow and ice ramp leads upward for nearly 100 meters to the summit ridge. Climbing near the summit is a little difficult due to steep climbing. In recent times the snow slopes below the summit has developed some large crevasses making the final ascent to the top difficult.
Arrive in Kathmandu. Receive and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Kathmandu City Tour. Overnight at Hotel.
Fly Kathmandu - Lukla - trek to Phakdingma. Overnight at lodge.
Trek Phakdingma - Namche.
Rest day at Namche. A side trip may be made to nearby Sherpa villages.
Trek Namche - Phortse.
Trek Phortse - Dole.
Trek Dole - Machermo.
Trek Machermo - Gokyo – Gokyo ri
Trek Gokyo - Bottom of Cho La.
Trek to Lobuche, Crossing over Cho La Pass.
Trek Lobuche - Kalapattar - Gorakshep.
Trek Gorakshep - Chukung.
Trek Chukung - Island Peak Base Camp. Tent.
Trek Base Camp - High Camp. Tent.
Climb High Camp - Island Peak Summit – back to Base Camp. Tent.
Trek Base Camp - Tyangboche.
Trek Tyangboche - Namche.
Trek back Namche - Lukla.
Fly back Lukla - Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Free days. This days are spare days for flight delay/cancellation from Lukla. This days can be used for optional sightseeing/shopping in Kathmandu. On day 22nd evening, a farewell dinner at Nepalese typical restaurante will be provided. vernight at hotel.